Grant Update: Available Space for Available People GeoSpace and M.I.S.S.I.O.N.

CTN meeting

It has been almost ten months since I received an Arts of Citizenship grant to explore potential solutions to homelessness in Ann Arbor with M.I.S.S.I.O.N. and its affiliated organization “Camp Take Notice” (CTN). When my proposal titled “Available Space for Available People” was accepted, I had already spent much of my first year of graduate […]

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Matthew Countryman Will Speak at the University of Iowa’s Obermann Center for Advanced Studies


Reposted from the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies’ news feed. Panel Discussion: Monday, March 10 4:00-5:30pm, 304 EPB A recent New York Times Opinion piece by Nicholas Kristof—“Professors, We Need You!” inspired national debate about the status of “public intellectuals.” The Obermann Center continues the conversation on March 10, 2014 with the next two speakers […]

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Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Small Mining Villages in Transylvania


How can communities stand up to global mining companies that threaten their very existence? What roles can heritage revitalization play in these efforts? How can public scholarship bring about the types of social change needed to save these communities? These questions are at the heart of a new international collaborative project funded by a graduate […]

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Deadline Extended for Summer Fellowship Program


Arts of Citizenship has extended the deadline for select sites participating in the 2014 Graduate Student Summer Fellowship Program. The new deadline is Thursday, March 13 at 5:00pm. Sites still accepting applications include the following organizations: Arab American National Museum ACCESS CriticCar Detroit Institute of Arts East Michigan Environmental Action Council FoodLab Detroit Hamtramck Historical […]

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Archaeological Education and Community Stewardship in Yancey County, North Carolina

Cane River Site director, Ashley Schubert

At the Cane River site, an archaeological locale within the modern town of Burnsville, North Carolina, I am using survey and excavation to explore how a Cherokee village community (before the arrival of European settlers) was organized, subsisted, and interacted with other surrounding Native American communities from approximately AD 1200 to 1500. Given the site’s […]

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Colin Quinn, Doctoral Student in Anthropology, Unearths Community Awareness in Romania Though an Arts of Citizenship Grant


This article originally appeared in Rackham Graduate School’s Discover Rackham blog on February 18, 2014. Colin Quinn’s anthropology research has taken him far from campus to the gorgeous landscapes of the Romanian countryside where he’s uncovered the artifacts he’s sought – and some unexpected treasure as well. Ph.D. research can be a laborious endeavor, and […]

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Available Space for Available People, a Grantee Describes Their Collaborative Project


This article originally appeared in Rackham Graduate School’s Discover Rackham blog on February 18, 2014. GeoSpace, an M.F.A. student in Art & Design and 2013 Arts of Citizenship grantee, describes a collaborative project titled “Available Space for Available People” undertaken with M.I.S.S.I.O.N. and its accompanying affiliate “Camp Take Notice.” “I’m here because I want to […]

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Event, From Martin Luther King to Tupac Shakur


From Martin Luther King to Tupac Shakur: Implications of hip hop for graduate education, engaged pedagogy and public scholarship Derrick P. Alridge, Professor of Social Foundations of Education, University of Virginia, will explore ways of infusing hip hop into the classroom and the scholarship of graduate students as a means of developing justice-oriented citizens who […]

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